In this beginners course, you will learn how to identify bumblebees with a focus on the most common species. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session around the farm where you will learn how to catch and identify bumblebees. All Welcome, no previous experience necessary.
Booking essential please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
Drop in – no booking required. £4 to do everything or pay as you go.
Wild Wednesday with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust: wild play activities, crafts and trails for families to join in with together.
Meet at Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water Visitor Centre.
Parking charges apply. No dogs permitted.
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Wed Jun 5 – Sat Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sun Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We’re at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show all week so come and find us in the Bee Dome where you can get up close and personal with bumblebees, find out more about the iconic Bilberry bumblebee and take a look inside a bumblebee nest.
Ticket prices vary – adult ticket includes free admission for two children under 16.
Booking online https://rhschatsworth.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options
In this beginners course, you will learn how to identify bumblebees with a focus on the most common species. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in some of Devon’s beautiful Culm grassland where you will learn how to catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary.
What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session on Culm grassland. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along. Long sleeves and trousers are advised to protect against ticks.
Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form to book your place.
Field practice sessions for bumblebee identification. Learn how to identify bumblebees out in the field, perfect for BeeWalkers or keen wildlife watchers! Please contact Rosie to book: Rosie.Earwaker@buglife.org.uk
All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required. Two sessions held at:
- Monday 15 April 14:00 – 16:00, Rainham Marshes, Essex
- Tuesday 11 June 14:00 – 16:00, Canvey Wick, Essex
Bumblebee Safaris, Mugdock Country Park
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Family bumblebee safari
2.45pm – 3.30pm: Adults only bumblebee safari
These are free events, but donations to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust are welcomed.
Join one of our BBCT volunteers, Shona Menzies, on a short walk among the flowers at Mugdock Country Park. See different species up close and find out many fascinating facts about bumblebees.
There will be an indoor display if the weather is unsuitable for a walk.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking is essential and places are limited. Call on 0141 956 6100 to book.
For information about facilities at Mugdock Country Park, and for directions, please visit their website:
A gentle introduction to solitary bees, covering identification and general ecology. This event is entirely outdoors. By the end of the walk attendees will gain confidence in identifying some of the commonly encountered families and species of solitary bee.
All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required.
Booking is essential, please email the team to book your place – firstname.lastname@example.org
The day begins in the classroom, with an introduction to bumblebee conservation, decline, lifecycle and their ecology. We will cover the basics of bumblebee identification of the most common and rarest bumblebees, and there will be opportunities to view pinned specimens.
The afternoon will be spent finding and identifying bumblebees at the Trust’s Tyland Barn garden and meadows..
The objective will be to give students the basic skills and confidence to begin studying and identifying bumblebees on their own. Students should leave the day with a clear idea of how they can carry forward their interest and continue their study of bumblebees.
Led by Dr Nikki Gammans, Bumblebee Project Manager, Short-haired Bumblebee Reintroduction Project. and Geoff Allen, expert on bees, wasps and ants, and recorder for Kent Field Club.
Suitable for beginners and improvers
ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
This intermediate course with Dr Richard Comont will cover the identification of all UK bumblebee species, including an in-depth look at their ecology, lifecycle and conservation. Suitable for people who can identify the ‘Big 7’ most common bumblebees.
What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along.
Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form https://goo.gl/forms/bvNvW3bhhRKjLPEZ2 to book a place.
Contact email@example.com or call 07525 115724 for more details